Comcast to offer low-cost internet service for public housing residents
Comcast announced a pilot program on Thursday, which will offer public housing residents in Miami-Dade County, Nashville, Philadelphia and Seattle low-cost internet service.
Comcast Corporation is a multinational mass media company in America, the largest cable TV company and also the largest home internet service provider in the United States. The company has about 22 million Internet customers and 22 million cable TV customers.
The low-cost internet service, specifically called Comcast’s Internet Essential, offers internet service with a lower cost, just $9.95 a month. Users who are enjoying the low-cost internet service can have a high download speed up to 100 Mbps. Public housing residents in the four pilot markets can apply for the service online.
Comcast’s low-cost internet service was not new at all. The internet Essential was open to family with a child in the national launch school program. Last September, Comcast extended its low-cost internet service to community college students, which offers 10 megabit per second broadband service, and just need $10 a month. Besides, this special service has been expended eight times in five years.
According to Comcast, the program had benefited more than 2.4 million Americans or more than 600,000 low-income families by offering the low-cost internet service. It is undeniable that such a program will bring benefits for people from low-income family and ensure people in need can also enjoy a high speed internet service.
Except for Comcast, Google Fiber also announced that it was now cooperating with HUD’S ConnectHome initiative and it would offer free gigabit Internet service.
Apart from the Internet Essentials, Comcast has another internet service, called Internet Performance tire, Comcast’s next-fast tire of Internet service, which costs $60 to $70 per month, but the charge will be finally depended on the market, Comcast said. The Internet Performance can offer 25 Mbps downstream speeds and 5Mpbs upstream.